Symphony No.9 in D minor, Op.125 - "Choral"
1. Allegro ma non troppo, un poco maestoso
2. Molto vivace
3. Adagio molto e cantabile
4. Presto - Allegro assai
5. Presto"O Freunde, nicht diese Tone" - Allegro assai
Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks / Rafael Kubelik
Pentatone’s fourth release from Rafael Kunelik’s acclaimed Beethoven symphonies in its Remastered Classics series in his commanding reading of the 9th Symph performed by the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, joined by the Chordes Bayerischen Rundfunks and a quartet of outstanding soloists in the famous choral finale with the “Ode to Joy”. Beethoven’s 9th is one of the best symphonies ever written.
Kubeliks Beethovens interpretations in general also defines this performance. His reading of the 9th brings together “sweeping grandeur, volatile energy and radiant
emotion” with “crisp orchestral playing and fine articulation". His "deeply felt rendition" fully lives up to the "human aspiration and cosmic majesty" of this exceptional work.
Rafael Kubelik recorded his cycle of Beethoven symphonies in the 1970s for Deutsche Grammophon, each with a different orchestra, earning widespread praise. Although recorded in multi-channel sound, these unmissable performances have previously been available only in the conventional two-channel stereo format. Using state of the art technology which avoids the need for re-mixing, PENTATONE's engineers have remastered the original studio tapes to bring the performances to life as originally intended: in compelling and pristine multi-channel sound.
Pentatone Classics SACD PTC5186253
|Release Period||February 2018|